Deals at best buy today: Best Buy deals and sales in July 2023

Best Buy deals and sales in July 2023

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Best Buy deals are heating up. The retailer — which is known for offering epic deals on Apple devices, TVs, and kitchen appliances — is now offering massive discounts sitewide. Plus, with the Best Buy 4th of July sales happening now, prices are bound to remain low. 

For instance, right now Best Buy is taking up to $1,000 off select 4K TVs and up to $70 off Apple Watches. It’s not just tech and gadgets that are on sale. There are also deep discounts on home appliances like air fryers and vacuums. You can even find great Best Buy deals on LEGO kits and other toys. 

So we’re rounding up today’s top Best Buy deals on a variety of categories. Be sure to check back as we update our story with the best deals this month. Also, check out this week’s Best Buy coupon codes and how to get a Best Buy student discount.  

  • Apple: $700 off MacBook Pros, iPads from $269
  • Headphones: deals from $19, AirPods from $99
  • Kitchen appliances: air fryers, blenders, from $19
  • Laptops: up to $500 off the latest laptops
  • PC gaming: save on gaming monitors, laptops, accessories
  • Phones: up to $800 off Galaxy S22, iPhone 14 with activation
  • Smart TVs: deals from $89
  • Smart watches: save on Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin
  • Tablets: Android tablets, iPads up to $300 off
  • Toys: up to 50% off Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price
  • Vacuums: deals from $179
  • Video games: Xbox Series X and PS5 games for as low as $19

Bikes and Scooters

Aventon Aventure Ebike: was $1,999 now $1,449 @ Best Buy
We named the Aventon Aventure a budget ebike that’s designed for rough roads, country trails, and a little mountain biking. In our Aventon Aventure ebike review, we said it’s a heavy-duty ebike that includes some very considerate design touches and can distinguish itself in what has become a very crowded category of fat-tire ebikes. We also like that it’s priced well below models that use more high-end components. Note: Aventon offers a lower price, but only on the SoCal Sand color, whereas Best Buy has all models on sale. Check other retailers: $1,399 @ Aventon

NIU KQi3 Max Electric Scooter: was $999 now $849 @ Best Buy
The Editor’s Choice NIU KQi3 Max Electric Scooter sits at the very top of our best electric scooters guide. It packs everything we want from an escooter, including a powerful motor, great range, and stylish looks. We were especially impressed at how it handled hills. The KQi3 Max’s front ring headlight cuts a real profile, and the red mechanical disc brakes on the front and rear wheels give it a sports car feel.

GoTrax G6 Electric Scooter: was $799 now $649 @ Best Buy
We haven’t tested the GoTrax G6 Electric Scooter, but we’re fans of other models from GoTrax. The G6 is specifically a commuter electric scooter with a 48V 15aH battery for a max range up to 48 miles per charge. It also has a built-in LED headlight, strips, and tail light for maximum visibility when riding early morning or in the evenings. Check other retailers: $699 @ GoTrax

Segway G30Max Electric Scooter: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy
We named the Segway G30Max Ninebot Kickscooter one of the best electric scooters you can buy. It offers an estimated 40-mile range, which is more than double the range of most other scooters. Plus, in our testing we found it’s incredibly comfortable to ride. In our tests, it was second only to the Unagi in maintaining its speed as we went up steep inclines.  Check other retailers: $699 @ Amazon


Smart TV sale: deals from $64 @ Best Buy
Best Buy currently has one of the most epic deals of all time. The retailer has TVs on sale for as low as $64. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children’s room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger 4K sets. 

Insignia 55″ F30 4K Fire TV: was $399 now $259 @ Best Buy
The Insignia F30 is one of  the cheapest 4K TVs you can get. In our Insignia F30 Fire TV review, we called it one of the best bargain TVs around. This 4K TV features HDR10 support, DTS Studio Sound, an Alexa-enabled voice remote, and three HDMI ports. Plus, as a Fire TV, you’ve got easy access to all the streaming apps you could want.

Hisense 55″ U6HF 4K TV: was $429 now $399 @ Best Buy
The Hisense U6H is an affordable Fire TV that offers top level performance. In our Hisense U6H review, we called it a stellar value and a budget TV that exceeds expectations. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10 Plus support, four HDMI 2.1 ports, full array local dimming, and built-in Google Assistant support/Alexa compatibility.  

Toshiba 75″ 4K Fire TV: was $799 now $569 @ Best Buy
The Toshiba Fire TV is the perfect smart TV for anyone who wants a modern TV on a small budget. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 content as well as DTS Virtual: X audio. In our Toshiba C350 Fire TV review, we said its color accuracy, low lag time, and responsive Fire TV operating system make it a great value for budget shoppers. 

TCL 75″ 4K Roku TV: was $619 now $569 @ Best Buy
Get the most screen real estate for your dollar with the TCL 75-inch 4-Series Roku TV. It offers HDR support, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, and four HDMI ports. It also comes with Roku’s smart platform, which is our favorite for streaming shows from Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more. 

Vizio 75″ 4K QLED TV: was $899 now $749 @ Best Buy
The MQ6 is a solid TV at a bargain price. In our Vizio M-Series MQ6 review, we said it’s great for budget shoppers, but it has some limitations if you’re looking for advanced gaming features. For instance, there’s no local dimming and you only get a 60Hz panel. Otherwise, it offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10+/HLG support, three HDMI 2.1 ports, and a voice remote. 

Roku TV 75″ Plus Series 4K QLED TV: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
Editor’s Choice deal! The Roku Plus Series is an outstanding value. In our Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV review, we said it offers a great smart interface, HDR color, and excellent sound at an affordable price. This 75-inch model is the biggest TV in Roku’s new lineup. It features a QLED screen along with full array local dimming. You also get Dolby Vision/HDR 10 Plus/HLG support, Apple HomeKit/Alexa/Google Assistant support, and four HDMI ports. Gamers take note that while it’s reliable for casual play, you only get a 60Hz screen and no HDMI 2.1 support. 

Hisense 65″ U8H Mini LED 4K TV: was $999 now $949 @ Best Buy
Our pick for the best value TV of 2022 just dropped even lower courtesy of this epic TV deal at Best Buy. The 65-inch Hisense U8H is currently on sale and includes a wealth of new TV tech alongside a 4K ULED display and 120Hz refresh rate. 

LG C2 48″ OLED 4K TV: was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
We named this stunning television the best TV of 2023. It combines exceptional picture-quality with a slick design. It’s also ideal for gamers with a 120Hz refresh rate and offers all easy access to all the streaming services you could need. Multiple sizes are currently on sale.

Fitness trackers

Fitbit Charge 5: was $149 now $119 @ Best Buy
The Fitbit Charge 5 is a brilliant little tracker, with a bright color screen and a number of features usually reserved for Fitbit’s more premium watches — including an electrodermal activity sensor (EDA) and an electrocardiogram sensor (ECG). We named it the best Fitbit you can buy out of the company’s entire range of trackers.

Fitbit Versa 4: was $199 now $169 @ Best Buy
The Fitbit Versa 4 has dropped to $169 in this Best Buy deal. This is the cheapest price we’ve seen for the smartwatch. In our Fitbit Versa 4 review, we said its one of the best cheap smartwatches you can buy (when it’s on sale). The watch also comes with six months of Fitbit Premium for free. It’s just $10 shy of its all-time price low, which we saw on Black Friday. 

Garmin Vivoactive 4: was $349 now $199 @ Best Buy
With built-in GPS, on-demand health metrics, and offline Spotify playback, the Vivocactive 4 is a total score. This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch improves upon the Vivoactive 3 with more bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts. In our Garmin Vivoactive 4 review, we called it a near-perfect workout companion. 

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar: was $449 now $349 @ Best Buy
This is the Solar version of the Garmin Instinct 2 watch, which boasts an infinite battery life — yep, it has the power to last forever, charging with the sunlight.  On the wrist, it’s hard-wearing (with a Military Standard 810 rating against extreme environments and temperatures), waterproof up to 100m, and it’s display is bright and easy to see, even in direct sunlight. In our Garmin Instinct 2 review, we called it a near-perfect GPS smartwatch for outdoor sport enthusiasts. If you don’t mind re-charging your watch every 21 days, the Garmin Instinct Solar 2 is also on sale for $249 ($100 off). 


ASUS 11.6″ Chromebook: was $229 now $103 @ Best Buy
Ideal for students or light Web-based work, this Asus Chromebook is one of the cheapest laptops you’ll find. It sports an 11.6-inch LCD, Celeron N4020 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB eMMC. 

HP 2-in-1 Chromebook 14: was $379 now $310 @ Best Buy
This HP Chromebook can be used in tablet mode, laptop mode, or tent mode. It features a 14-inch 1080p touch LCD, Core i3-8100Y CPU, 8GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was $629 now $419 @ Best Buy
There are plenty of cheap laptops out there, but if you want a machine that’s usable, the IdeaPad 3i won’t disappoint. For starters, it has a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD — something which many budget laptops forgo. You also get a Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It won’t play the latest PC games, but it’s a reliable machine for everyday work, Web-based tasks, and streaming. 


AirPods: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy
4 free months of Apple Music! Best Buy has the Apple AirPods with standard/wired charging case on sale for $99. That’s one of the best deals you’ll find this week at Best Buy. These cheap AirPods feature Apple’s h2 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. They also come with a free 4-month Apple Music trial. 

AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $199 @ Best Buy
The AirPods Pro 2 pack Apple’s new h3 chip to provide 2x more noice cancellation than their predecessors. They also offer Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive audio experience. In our AirPods Pro 2 review, we said they take everything we loved about the original AirPods Pro to the next level.

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $219 @ Best Buy
The new Apple Watch SE sports a modern processor (S8), Crash Detection capability, and watchOS 9. It’s also priced from $249, which is $30 cheaper than last year’s model. In our Apple Watch SE 2022 review, we called it the best Apple Watch value you’ll find.

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): was $399 now $329 @ Best Buy
The Apple Watch 8 sports a new skin temperature sensor to monitor sleep tracking and cycle tracking. It also comes with new advanced safety features like Crash Detection, which can sense when you’ve been in a car crash. In our Apple Watch 8 review, we called it the best smartwatch hands down. It’s been as cheap as $349 in the past, which makes this the lowest price ever.  

8.3″ iPad mini (WiFi/64GB): was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy
The Editor’s Choice 2021 iPad mini features an all new thin-bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. In our iPad mini 6 review, we called it a perfect fit for anyone looking for a one-handed tablet experience for reading books or watching movies. 

iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy
The 2022 iPad Air is now powered by Apple’s M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other new features include a 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support. 

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Best Buy
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of cool features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple’s new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor’s Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life.

MacBook Pro 13″ (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Best Buy
The 2022 MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple’s new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life. 

Smart home

Echo Dot: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy
The third-generation Echo Dot is back on sale at Best Buy. In some ways, we like its unobtrusive design even more than the 4th-gen Echo Dot — and you still get all of Alexa on this model, including a good speaker for personal listening, skills, smart home connectivity, and more.

Echo Dot (5th Gen): was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy
The 2022 Echo Dot is one of the best Alexa speakers you can buy if you’re on a budget. The new model features eero built-in and a room temperature sensor that can initiate certain Alexa smart home routines. 

Ring Video Doorbell Wired: was $64 now $38 @ Best Buy
Ring’s cheapest video doorbell is on sale. It features a 1080p camera and two-way talk. In our Ring Video Doorbell Wired review, we liked its compact design, good video quality, and comprehensive app. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to pick up a Ring Chime or Amazon Echo Dot, as this doorbell doesn’t work with existing chimes.

Blink Outdoor: was $89 now $57 @ Best Buy
The Blink Outdoor is a fully wireless home security camera that records video in 1080p, lets you store video locally (or in the cloud), and has a two-year battery life. In our Blink Outdoor camera review, we called the Editor’s Choice camera the best home security camera under $100. 

Ring Video Doorbell with Chime: was $79 now $63 @ Best Buy
The Ring Video Doorbell is an excellent budget video doorbell. As it doesn’t work with existing chimes, this bundle includes a Ring Chime, so that you can hear audio notifications throughout your home. In our Ring Video Doorbell Wired review, we liked its compact design, good video quality, and comprehensive app. 


Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $149 now $99 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offer active noise cancellation, touch controls, and great sound for their price. In our Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review, we called them an impressive pair of wireless earbuds that make a great alternative to Apple’s base AirPods and Google’s Pixel Buds 2. Just note that their ANC isn’t the best we’ve tested and they won’t be able to filter out street noise. Otherwise, you get plenty of customization thanks to the linked app and strong battery life to keep the music going all day long.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was $229 now $199 @ Best Buy
The Editor’s Choice Samsung Buds 2 Pro earbuds hold their own against the best ANC buds. In our Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro review, we said they deliver great sound and superb ANC, which makes them an essential companion for Galaxy mobile owners. The updated design provides improved comfort, while battery life runs to 5 hours (with ANC) before needing a recharge. The charging case gives 29 hours worth of playback time before needing a top up.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds: were $279 now $199 @ Best Buy
If you own an Android phone, the Sony WF-1000XM4 are the best noise cancelling earbuds you can buy — yes, even better than the Google Pixel Buds Pro and AirPods Pro 2. That’s because the 1000XM4 offer HD music upscaling using Sony’s proprietary DSEE Extreme upscaler and offer some of the best active noise-cancellation in any true wireless earbuds. The 8-hour battery life is enough to get you through the day, plus the extra 16 hours of charge in the case means you can go a few days before recharging.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: was $299 now $249 @ Best Buy
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 take ANC to the next level. In our Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 review, we said these buds are a remarkable follow-up to their predecessors delivering better sound, call quality, and unrivaled ANC. Sound balance and noise neutralization work extremely well and battery life lasts up to 6 hours, with an extra 24 hours via the charging case.

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $279 @ Best Buy
The Bose QC 45 offer enhanced active noise cancellation, better sound, and longer battery life than their predecessors. In our Bose QuietComfort 45 review, said they’re a no brainer for Bose fans who want to swap out their older QC headphones for something more modern, or shoppers who want first-class Bose noise cancellation at a cheaper price than the premium Bose 700.


Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System: was $199 now $149 @ Best Buy
Expand your repertoire of specialist coffees and teas with this all-in-one Ninja. It can brew a range of coffee drinks and also includes cold brew settings. In our Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System review, we said coffee and tea lovers will appreciate the flexibility of being able to make their beverages as simple or fancy as they want right from the comforts of home.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer: was $119 now $89 @ Best Buy
The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer comes with a four-quart capacity which is ideal to cook for a small family. In addition, it can roast, reheat, and dehydrate delicious meals in less time. It has a non-stick basket and crisper plate that can hold up to 2 lbs of French fries or other tasty foods with ease. With a handy digital display, it’s easy to use at just a touch of a button. Designed to be lightweight and easy to clean, removable parts are dishwasher safe.

Bella Pro Series 4qt Air Fryer: was $59 now $24 @ Best Buy
Air Fryers are becoming an essential kitchen gadget. Not only are air fryers easy to use, throwing food into what’s essentially a super-fast heating compact convection oven makes it far more convenient than waiting for a standard oven to pre-heat. The Bella Pro Series Air Fryer has excellent reviews at Best Buy, and at a 4.2-qt capacity, you can load it up with lots of healthy chicken strips or French fries. It’s perfect for a household of 4 to 6 people. 

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender: was $199 now $99 @ Best Buy
Lowest price! The Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender can mix, blend, juice, and process all of your favorite foods. It has a high-volume 72-ounce blender capacity and also includes a 64-ounce round bowl that doubles as a food processor along with two 16-ounce blender cups with built-in blades for smoothies and shakes.  It’s been on sale for $159 in the past, but it’s now at an all-time price low. 

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO: was $549 now $399 @ Best Buy
The Roomba i3+EVO  has a self-emptying base that takes up to 60 days to fill, removing yet another chore from your to-do list. It also features dual multi-surface rubber brushes that flex to adjust to different floor types and avoid getting tangled with pet hair. It’s also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, which means you can clean your home via voice commands.

Keurig K-Select Single Coffee Maker: was $149 now $109 @ Best Buy
Although it’s one of the cheaper Keurig models, in our Keurig K-Select review we called this machine a step above the K-Classic due to its ability to brew stronger, more flavorful coffee. It can brew four cup sizes, so you can enjoy 6, 8, 10, or up to 12 ounces of your favorite coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or iced beverage. It also includes a large 52-ounce water reservoir.

Ecovacs Deebot T8 Plus: was $749 now $399 @ Best Buy
The Deebot T8 Plus is a vacuum cleaner than can do it all. In addition to its vacuuming and mopping capabilities, this smart vac can create a virtual map of your home with unlimited virtual boundaries. It can also empty its dustbin into a disposable dust bag and last for up to three hours on a single charge. It’s a generous $350 off right now at Best Buy. 


Galaxy S22: up to $600 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy
Best Buy is taking up to $600 off unlocked Galaxy S22 smartphones with trade-in. Plus, get a free storage upgrade and up to a $200 Best Buy gift card when you preorder and activate your S22 on certain carriers. 

Samsung Galaxy S21: was $799 now $499 @ Best Buy
The Galaxy S21 is a great Android phone for the price, and now the Editor’s Choice phone is even better, thanks to an epic price cut. The phone features a 6.2-inch FHD screen, IP68 water resistance, and a strong 9-hour battery life. The Phantom Grey 128GB model is available for $499, which is $300 off. If you want the S21 Plus or the S21 Ultra, you can get them for $699 and $899 respectively, which is also a pretty sweet deal. Just note that they’re locked to T-Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the most affordable foldable phone available, and this deal at Best Buy makes it even cheaper. Its folding design is complemented by a 120Hz inner display and IPX8 water resistance. 

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Best Buy has its own Prime Day sale and here are 9 of our favorite deals


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Check out these highlight deals from Best Buy’s own Prime Day.

Source: Google

When Prime Day arrives, it’s usually Amazon that takes center stage on the retail front, but these days its competitors aren’t simply going to lay down and allow the shopping giant enjoy all the traffic. For 2023’s Prime Day, Best Buy is celebrating by launching its own Black Friday in July event, which is essentially the retailer’s version of Prime Day with countless discounts across various product categories.

Although we’re still recovering from the fact we’re seeing an early Black Friday for the year, we’ve rounded up some of the best mobile and PC-related deals from Best Buy’s Black Friday in July event right here. As an added bonus, Best Buy is offering exclusive discounts to My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total members, so it’s worth checking the site for additional deals.

Best Black Friday in July deals

Source: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

$200 $280 Save $80

This is a great low price for the excellent Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. We’d also check Samsung directly if you have an old device to trade in as the company will subtract an extra $70 on top of the already applied discount.

$200 at Samsung $280 at Best Buy

Source: Google

Google Pixel 7a

It’s possible to save a full $100 off the Pixel 7a if the device is activated today through a supporting carrier. The Pixel 7 is a full $600, which makes its sibling all that more appealing, especially with this additional saving.

$499 at Best Buy

Source: Acer

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (3H)

$385 $549 Save $164

We’re BIG fans of this deal on a premium Chromebook with a full $165 discount. One may assume the hardware is lacking to warrant the sale, but it’s anything but with all-day battery life, passively-cooled performance, and 8GB of RAM to keep you up and running for hours.

$385 at Best Buy

Source: Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series

$600 $800 Save $200

Did you know Amazon makes its own Fire TVs? Well, you do now and Best Buy has some of them on sale with this 65-inch model discounted to just $600. It’s a killer screen with a QLED panel and the integrated Fire TV UI makes it painless to find what you want to watch.

$600 at Best Buy

Amazon’s Fire TV Omni range of big screens is great for enjoying all your favorite content in the living room with others, and just $600 for a 65-inch QLED still feels strange to type up, even in 2023. There are also some great Chromebooks on sale for this week, including the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (3H) with its sleek design, all-day battery life, and solid performance for the price. It’s all yours for $385.

Strapping the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 to your wrist has never been easier with an enticing discount at Best Buy and a great trade-in offer from Samsung for older hardware. This is a mere shortlist of what awaits you on Best Buy’s website this week. You can expect us to highlight other great deals as the week progresses, as well as some more enticing Best Buy deals below. It’s expected that all these deals remain live until Wednesday.

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By the way and other set expressions in English

To speak like a native, you need not only to know all the grammar and have a decent pronunciation, but also to replenish your knowledge base with set English expressions and phrases that native speakers use in speech every day .

In this article we will tell you what are the stable expressions in English, give their translation and tell you where some of them came from.

Many of you are familiar with such expressions as a bit (a little), as a rule (as a rule), go on (continue) and others. It is about such phrases that will be discussed in today’s article.

English set expressions are not exactly idioms, which we wrote about in detail in this article, but rather phrases with articles, prepositions and phrasal verbs. Often these expressions cannot be translated literally or they do not follow generally accepted rules, so you just need to remember them the way they are entrenched in English.

In general, set expressions in English can be divided into several groups: these are phrases with prepositions and a verb, noun or adjective, expressions with a definite or indefinite article, and simply set phrases that have formed in the language over time.

Take, for example, the phrase “You wish”, which has the equivalent in Russian “what else, yeah now, ran away.” Usually they respond so sarcastically in response to some kind of request.

Will you buy me a new car for Christmas?
— Yeah, you wish!

Will you buy me a new car for Christmas?
– Yeah, what else!

Have you ever wondered how to translate into English the frequently occurring in Russian speech “don’t worry”? Easy and simple: no sweat (from the word “sweat”).

– I can’t meet you this Friday, are we okay?
Yes. No sweat, Mike!

— I won’t be able to meet you this Friday, no offense?
– Yes. Don’t worry, Mike!

The phrase cut to the chase, which can be translated as “right to the point”, has a rather interesting history and came into colloquial speech from the film industry. A cut is a montage of footage and a chase is a chase that used to be popular in films and considered more important than boring dialogue. So in post-editing, the director looked at the material and cut out unnecessary scenes, saying that you need to go straight to the chase (to the chase). So the phrase became popular first on the set, and then in colloquial speech.

But the expression pull someone’s leg (play someone, joke) became popular in England in the 18th century. The fact is that the streets were then quite dirty, and in those days it was a common joke to put a cane under someone’s feet or grab a person with a stick with a hook by the ankle so that he fell into the mud. Since then, it has become customary that to play a trick on someone is literally “pulling someone by the leg”.

Any idea how the phrase “Go Dutch” is translated? “Go Dutch” means to split the bill with someone during a date. The expression comes from the popular Dutch doors, which are divided into two identical parts. So if someone tells you that “We’ll go Dutch if you want” – it means that “We can pay equally if you want.”

Many of the expressions have already become stable. For example, be in error is translated as “to make mistakes”, and not literally “to be in error”. In the same way, we translate break open as “open” (window), and be in effect – “in force” (about agreement).

Phrases such as all day long (all day long) and all night long (all night long), day in day out (all day long), go to waste (go down the drain), good fortune (happy occasion) are also widely known. , hurry up (hurry up), it doesn’t make sense (it doesn’t make sense), point of view (point of view), so far (still), time will tell (time will tell), wait and see (live- see) and others.

Let’s look at other English set expressions with translation. For example, with the indefinite article a (an).

  • at a glance – instantly, at a glance
  • as a matter of fact
  • as a result – as a result, as a result of
  • as a rule – usually, as a rule
  • a great deal – a lot of
  • a great many – a myriad, a lot
  • a little bit
  • and number of is a series, a lot of
  • to be at a loss – to be at a loss
  • to have a good time – have a good time
  • to take a seat – sit down
  • to tell a lie – lie

Many set expressions are associated with the verb to have:

  • to have a mind to do something – intend to do something
  • to have a cold – catch a cold
  • to have a look – look
  • to have a smoke – smoke
  • to have a rest – rest

In phrases of the verb type, you can often find the zero article. For example, in the expression “to take care” (take care, protect). It is usually pronounced at the end of a meeting in informal communication: Take care (of yourself)! (Take care of yourself!).

  • to be in bed – to be sick
  • to be home – stay at home
  • to be at school – to be at school
  • to be in town – to be in the city of
  • to be on holiday – to be on vacation
  • to go by air – fly by plane
  • to go home – go home
  • to go to bed – go to sleep
  • to go to town – go to the city
  • to leave school – quit school
  • to leave town – leave the city
  • to make use of – use
  • to take part – take part
  • to take place – take place, occur

Set expressions in English with prepositions


  • at all
  • at all times – at all times
  • at any cost – by all means
  • at arm’s length – at arm’s length
  • at best – at best
  • at breakfast – at breakfast
  • at the corner
  • at the end – at the end of
  • at first – first
  • at first sight – at first sight
  • at home
  • at last – finally
  • at least – at least
  • at the age of
  • at the beginning
  • at the moment – at the moment
  • at the same time – at the same time
  • at times – sometimes
  • at will


  • by accident
  • by and by – soon
  • by and large
  • by bus – by bus (to go)
  • by chance – by chance
  • by end of – by the end of
  • by example – according to the example (sample)
  • by far – significantly, clearly
  • by heart – by heart
  • by sea / land / air – by sea / by land / by air (about travel)
  • by means of – by means of
  • by mistake – by mistake
  • by no means – by no means
  • by the way – by the way, by the way
  • by then – by that time
  • by the rules, by the book
  • day by day – every day, day by day


  • for a change
  • for about – approximately
  • for ages – for ages
  • for all we know – as far as we know
  • for around – approximately
  • for better or worse – for the better or not; anyway
  • for free
  • for fun – for fun
  • for good – forever
  • for granted – for granted
  • for life – for life
  • for luck – for luck
  • for nothing – in vain, for nothing
  • for now – so far
  • for sale – for sale
  • for sure
  • for the best – for the benefit of
  • for up to – up to
  • for a walk – for a walk
  • for a while – for some time

Set expressions with the preposition for are easy enough to remember, because many of them are translated with it by such prepositions as “on”, “for”, “for”, “in”, “to” and others.


  • from A to B
  • from bad to worse – from bad to worse
  • from here – from here
  • from morning to night – from morning to night
  • from my point of view – from my point of view
  • from now on – from now on
  • from place to place – from place to place
  • from there – from there
  • from time to time – from time to time
  • from under – from under


  • in a draw
  • in a little while – soon
  • in a loud voice – in a loud voice
  • in a sense – in a sense
  • in a way – in some respect
  • in about – after about
  • in addition to – in addition to
  • in answer to – in response to
  • to be in control of – control, manage
  • in brief – in a nutshell, briefly
  • in cash – in cash
  • in conclusion – in conclusion
  • in danger – in danger
  • in fact – actually
  • in favor of – in defense, in support, in favor of someone (something)
  • in front of – before
  • in general – in general
  • in haste – in a hurry
  • in itself – in its essence
  • in nature
  • in no time – immediately
  • in no way – in no way
  • in other words – in other words
  • in place of – instead of
  • in short – in short
  • in time – in time
  • in this respect – in this respect
  • in vain


  • on behalf of – on behalf of (someone)
  • on condition that – provided that
  • on my own
  • on purpose – purposefully, intentionally
  • on second thoughts – upon mature reflection, weighing everything again
  • on the whole
  • on a diet – on a diet
  • on arrival
  • on average
  • on foot – on foot
  • on the one hand
  • on the other hand – on the other hand
  • on line – in action, in progress
  • on duty – in the performance of (official) duties
  • on fire – burning, engulfed in fire
  • on the left/right
  • on my part – from my side
  • on the alert – alert
  • on the eve – on the eve of
  • on the phone
  • on the screen – on the screen
  • on holiday – on vacation

Interestingly, some phrases that are close in meaning are used with different prepositions. For example, “on foot” would be on foot, while “by car” would be by car.

Out of

  • out of breath
  • out of control – uncontrolled
  • out of date – obsolete
  • out of earshot – out of earshot
  • out of favor – not held in high esteem
  • out of luck – no luck
  • out of order – damaged, non-working
  • out of time – out of time
  • out of touch – lost connection
  • out of the way – not on the way, aside

Out of is translated as “outside of something”, therefore expressions with this preposition are quite logical and easy to remember.


  • to my surprise
  • to our amazement – to our amazement
  • to some degree – to some extent
  • to the point – relevant
  • to your benefit – to your benefit
  • to your health – for your health


  • up and about
  • up and down – up and down
  • up the spout – in a hopeless position
  • up till/until – until (at some point)
  • up to date – modern
  • up to no good – not to have anything good in mind
  • up to you – at your discretion

Other set expressions in English with translation that will help you diversify your conversational speech:

  • above all
  • about time – it’s time (to do something)
  • add fuel to the flame – add oil to the fire
  • after a short time – soon
  • after all – after all, in the end
  • ahead of time – in advance
  • aim high – aim high (about ambition)
  • all for nothing – in vain
  • any day – anytime
  • around the clock – around the clock
  • as it is – as is
  • as usual – as usual
  • at a guess – approximately, offhand
  • at any price – at any price
  • at best – at best
  • at the worst possible time – at the most inopportune time (about the moment)
  • back down
  • be quits – be in the calculation
  • be up to – to gather, intend to do something
  • be well off – to be provided (about prosperity)
  • beside the point – inopportunely
  • beside the question – not to the point
  • beyond all doubt – beyond all doubt
  • beyond belief – incredible
  • beyond hope – hopelessly
  • bit by bit – little by little
  • bitter end – the very end of
  • but for – if not for
  • but then – but
  • by and by — soon
  • by way of – through, through
  • call back – call back
  • calm down – calm down
  • carry on – continue
  • carry out – carry out
  • catch a cold – catch a cold
  • check back – recheck
  • cheer up – encourage
  • chicken out – chicken out
  • clean up – clean up
  • clear up – find out
  • come along – join
  • count on – count on something, someone
  • count out – exclude
  • cry for – demand
  • dead duck
  • deal with – deal with something
  • draw in – draw (into something)
  • down and out – badly
  • each other
  • early on – before
  • end to end – through
  • even so – still
  • ever after – since then
  • every so often – sometimes
  • evil eye – evil eye
  • fade away – fade away, fade away
  • fall within – to be within
  • far less – much less than
  • far more – much more
  • far off – far
  • figure out – figure out, find out
  • find no sense in – do not see the point in
  • find out – detect
  • first of all – first of all
  • from scratch – from scratch
  • get into details – go into details
  • get in touch – contact
  • get to know – get to know
  • get together – get together
  • give a look – pay attention
  • give away – give, give out
  • go ahead – continue
  • good few – good half
  • good for nothing – good for nothing
  • grin and bear it – to do a good face with a bad game
  • grow up – become an adult
  • half as much – half as much
  • hard times – hard times
  • hardly at all – almost nothing
  • hardly ever – almost never
  • have a way with – have an approach
  • have all the time in the world – have a lot of time
  • have much to do – have a lot in common
  • his days are numbered – his days are numbered
  • hit or miss – random
  • hit the road – hit the road
  • I mean it
  • I shall never get over it – I will never survive this
  • I wish I knew – I wish I knew
  • it doesn’t matter – it doesn’t matter
  • it’s new to me – the first time I hear
  • it’s up to you – you decide
  • in a sense – in a sense
  • in a way – in some respect
  • in every sense of the word – in the full sense of the word
  • in the meantime – in the meantime
  • it’s a matter of time
  • jump at conclusions
  • just about – almost already
  • just as – just like
  • just so
  • just the same – exactly the same
  • just when – at the time when
  • keep in mind
  • keep in sight – do not lose sight of
  • kick off – start
  • knock down – knock down
  • last but not least
  • lay down – formulate
  • let’s clear it up – let’s figure it out
  • let’s drop the subject – let’s leave this topic
  • lie down – lie down
  • long for – look forward to
  • look after – look after
  • look forward – hope, expect
  • look like – to be like
  • make a bet – bet
  • make a date – make a date
  • make clear
  • many a time – often
  • monkey business – eccentricity
  • more like – rather
  • most of all – most of all
  • most often – most often
  • much of – most of
  • much the same – almost the same
  • next door
  • none at all – nothing at all
  • not a bit – not at all
  • not after – only after
  • not at all – not at all
  • now and again – from time to time
  • on and off – from time to time
  • on and on – constantly, continuously
  • on time – on time
  • once and for all – once and for all
  • once more – again
  • one another – to each other
  • over and over – time after time
  • pack of lies
  • pass away – pass
  • pass out – lose consciousness
  • pen name – alias
  • play safe – avoid risk
  • play the part – play the role of
  • press for more – insist on more
  • pretty up – embellish
  • pros and cons
  • quite a bit
  • quite a few – quite a lot
  • quite as much
  • rain and shine – in any weather (both rain and snow)
  • red tape – red tape, red tape
  • right away – right now
  • root out – root out
  • rule out – exclude
  • safe and sound
  • save for – except for
  • set the pace – set the pace
  • set up – install
  • side against – take the opposite side
  • sit down – sit down
  • sit out – sit until the end of
  • slim down – lose weight
  • so as
  • so far
  • so far, so good
  • sooner or later – sooner or later
  • so on
  • so so – so-so
  • so what – so what
  • take a look
  • take the time – find time
  • take up – take (place, time)
  • take your time – do not rush
  • time is up – time is up
  • that’s why
  • then and there – immediately
  • until now / until then
  • wake up – wake up
  • walk around – walk, wander around
  • walk away – leave
  • well above – well above
  • well ahead of – well ahead of
  • well over – much more than
  • what about – how about
  • young and old alike

Learn at least some of these expressions by heart, and you will be surprised how easy and simple it is to use them in everyday speech!

8 phrases that you should not say at the interview – Work.


It’s nice to get an invitation to an interview, but remember that the employer can invite many more candidates – your rivals. And it is very important not to make mistakes that will throw you at the end of the line. presents 8 phrases that will prevent you from getting a job if you say them at an interview.

1. What does your company do?

Oddly enough, HR managers hear this question very often. At the same time, the main advice for preparing for an interview: try to find out as much as possible about the company in advance, think about what exactly you can offer it as an employee. Don’t neglect them.

2. My former boss was a real %$#*!

Complaining about your previous job will show you from a very bad side. Even if this is true, you will look like a person who is constantly dissatisfied and complains about everything. Nobody likes to work with such people.

It is better to talk about the problems that you encountered at work and successfully coped with.

3. I like your hairstyle

Don’t compliment the interviewer about his appearance – it’s inappropriate and will look weird.

Compliments are good, but they should be directed towards professional activities. For example, you can praise some recent success of the company.

4. Sciatica is killing me!

Never complain about your health during an interview. There was a case when a candidate complained of a headache because he had a very good rest with friends yesterday. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job.

If now, during the interview, you are not so bad as to stop the meeting (it just hurts your back, but you don’t lose consciousness), it’s better not to bring up the subject of well-being.

But there is another side of the issue, more global: if, for example, you need to periodically undergo examinations and be absent for several days, you should tell your future employer about this. But explain that this will not affect the work in any way, tell me how it was at the previous place.

5. Oh, yes, I got fired

You should never lie in an interview, but if you have to say that you were fired from your last job, do it gently. Focus on the experience you have gained that will come in handy in your new position.

6. I just need a job, any job

This may actually be true, but no one is attracted to despair. The employer wants to know that you need this particular job and that you are suitable for it.

7. I don’t know

Don’t say this even if you really don’t know the answer to the interviewer’s question. Try saying, “I’ll check and let you know later.” If it’s a complex hypothetical question like “How many soccer balls does it take to fill this room?” – the answer should show the course of your thoughts. Think out loud: “First you need to calculate the area of ​​​​the room, then subtract the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe furniture …”

8. My biggest flaw is that I work too hard

Any HR manager knows this phrase very well.